Revealing the Right Windows Into Your Life Maximizes Your Chances

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Penn

SHE STOPPED BEING DENIED BY THE IVY LEAGUE

A top student who used another independent college counselor was rejected by Harvard and Columbia in early submission. After we helped her reveal entirely different windows into her life, Penn, Brown, Duke, and Johns Hopkins accepted her. She described the difference between her former counselor and us as night vs. day.

— Antoinette

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HER SAT & ACT SCORES WERE LOW

We helped a student with bottom 25% SAT and ACT scores get into her Ivy League dream school, Cornell. Her friends who scored much higher on the SAT/ACT and applied early (hoping for an advantage) got waitlisted or denied. She was accepted with a stronger application in regular decision.

— Tianne

UCLA

SHE APPEALED HER REJECTION

A UCLA admissions officer told a student that she was rejected because her GPA was too low. We realized that couldn't be true and helped her win her appeal by addressing the real issue. She got admitted despite her GPA still being under the threshold that the admissions officer said she needed to be above.
 

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NYU

SHE OVERCAME A 1.6% ACCEPTANCE RATE

While her smartest peers got into only 1 or 2 medical schools, Nina got into the MD programs at NYU (full scholarship), UCLA, UCSD, USC, UVA, and Texas A&M (w/ scholarship). We helped her stand out, step-by-step, avoiding overused advice found online and shared by her college's pre-med advisors.

— Nina

Berkeley

SHE NEVER VOLUNTEERED

We helped a student without any volunteer hours or extracurricular activities get accepted by every top 25 ranked university to which she applied. We reframed her hobbies—which she initially thought were insignificant—showing her new and more compelling angles to them.
 

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USC

SHE OVERCAME LOW GRADES

We helped a high school senior with a 3.11 unweighted GPA, no AP math classes, and an SAT score in the bottom 25% of admits get into USC’s Marshall School of Business. Her former school headmaster assured her that she'd be denied. We extenuated her grades and then helped USC see her potential to thrive.

— McKenna